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This Oscar-winning movie hides a big health secret
Bohemian Rhapsody – the movie about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen…
It was great storytelling and fun music. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
But the thing that struck me the most was the incredible and oppressive sense of loneliness that Freddie Mercury felt throughout his life.
In the movie, you see him battle it as he tries to find answers to the loneliness, and he tries to find someone to spend his life with.
I don’t know if he was that lonely in real life – that was a movie. But it hits home.
Social isolation can hit anyone – no matter what their social status.
Rich, poor, or middle-class… Powerful or just an average citizen…
Being lonely is never fun.
If you lose a spouse or a job, or your friends move away or die, loneliness can just take over…
It can make us sad and depressed… impossible to be thankful for the other things we do have.
But that’s not the only problem with loneliness.
Scientists are now finding that loneliness is not only an emotionally uncomfortable situation…
It also presents a serious risk to physical health.
It turns out social isolation can be deadly.
In Western medicine, we like to think of the mind and body as entirely separate things.
Doctors treat the heart or blood sugar levels or ED – and often don’t look at the rest of what’s going on with a person.
It’s not their fault. They aren’t trained to and most of them don’t have the time to.
Plus, patients are often reluctant to think that something like being lonely can cause major health problems.
But the reality is that it can.
Loneliness can make high blood pressure, inflammation, cancer, and heart disease worse.
“A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease…”
But here’s the reality…
People who are lonely and socially isolated die earlier than people who aren’t.
“Each social isolation component was associated with all-cause and CVD mortality, and all but one (having fewer close friends/relatives) were associated with cancer mortality.”
It is not a small risk either…
People who are lonely have a similar risk of death as people who are not physically active, are obese, or don’t have access to healthcare.
That’s a pretty significant risk factor.
“The authors point to a recent meta-analysis that identified social isolation as an independent risk factor for death on par with well-established mortality risk factors such as physical inactivity, obesity, and lack of healthcare access.”
But… the good news is that most people can overcome social isolation with a little bit of planning.
Since social isolation is a risk factor that you can overcome in order to live a longer more productive life, let’s take a look at how to do that.
So what do you do about loneliness?
I work with lots of guys who have challenges with erectile dysfunction and other sexual performance issues, and lots of them are extremely lonely most of the time.
It’s normal… And if you’re experiencing this, it’s not your fault.
I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter what issues you’re facing your life – loneliness doesn’t have to be your default way of living.
There are lots of ways for men to overcome loneliness.
And here is my favorite… Be deliberate.
If you want to be connected to people, you need to be deliberate.
Usually, this means showing up at places where you have things in common with other people.
And then when you find a place you like, keep showing up.
It takes a while to find and develop good friends, but I don’t know of a better method for combating loneliness.
Here are some ideas of places where you can “show up”…
- Meetup groups – Meetup.com has tons of opportunities to hang out with like-minded people.
- Ballroom dancing – Even if you have two left feet, this is a great way to hold women in your arms without all the standard dating pressure.
- Religious services – If you have a religious preference, going to church can be a fantastic way to get social support. If not, you may want to try a Unitarian Universalist fellowship.
- Volunteer opportunities – If you like to help other people, volunteer. You’ll be amazed at the friends you make.
Making sure that you maintain strong social connections throughout your life is critical to staying healthy.
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There’s a simple question – ask her this question and she must fall in love with you.
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s based upon a 60-year-old scientific discovery.
Just ask her this one question.
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- Social isolation linked to higher risk of death
- Social Isolation and Mortality in US Black and White Men and Women
- Social Isolation Among Older Individuals: The Relationship to Mortality and Morbidity
- Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies